We have all seen celebrities with picture-perfect smiles, and maybe you’ve wondered if you could ever have the same kind of smile for yourself. Oftentimes, the beautiful smiles that we see on celebrities are the result of cosmetic veneers and you might be surprised to know that dentists right here in Thornhill can offer the same treatment to you.

What are cosmetic veneers?

Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain (or resin or composite) that are molded to fit and then bonded to your teeth. The purpose of a veneer is to change a tooth’s appearance in regards to its size, shape, and/or colour.

The most common reasons why people get veneers from their Thornhill dentists are to:

  • Restore the appearance of discoloured teeth.
  • Camouflage broken or chipped teeth.
  • Conceal irregularly shaped teeth.
  • Fill in gaps between teeth.

Cosmetic veneers generally last anywhere from seven to fifteen years before they have to be replaced.

Benefits of cosmetic veneers

One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic veneers is not only can they help to restore your smile, but most patients report that they also have their self-confidence restored. Your smile is such an important part of how you communicate with others so when you feel good about that, you feel better about yourself.

Once a cosmetic veneer is bonded to your tooth, it looks and feels completely natural. No one but you and your Thornhill dentist will know that you have veneers. Furthermore, veneers don’t require any additional special care. Just brush and floss as you do with your natural teeth.

Are cosmetic veneers right for me?

While cosmetic veneers are a great way to improve a smile, they are not right for everyone. Since the colour of veneers does not change (while the colour of your natural teeth does), you may not want to choose veneers if you smoke or eat a lot of foods that may stain your teeth. Also, since veneers can chip more easily than crowns and fillings, they may not be right for you if you have a habit of biting your nails or chewing ice.

If you think that cosmetic veneers might be right for you and your smile, then contact Sunlight Dental Clinic today. Our dental office in Thornhill has helped many people in the region improve their smiles and we can help you too.

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